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Gun Seized and Male Charged After Investigation into Oakville House Party

The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) has made an arrest and laid multiple gun charges related to an incident at a house party in Oakville.

Police were contacted in November (2023) after an unknown male, later identified by police as the accused, pointed a gun and made threats towards another person at a house party. There were no physical injuries as a result of this incident.

The 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau investigated to identify the suspect and on January 16, 2024, attended a residence in North York to arrest the accused and execute a search warrant. As a result of the warrant, investigators located and seized a loaded 9mm handgun (see attached photo).

20-year-old Timothywos Tesfaye of North York has been charged with the following:

  • Assault with a weapon 

  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose 

  • Point firearm 

  • Carry concealed weapon 

  • Careless Storage of a Firearm

  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm

  • Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited Device

  • Possession of a Restricted Firearm with Ammunition

  • Tampering with Serial Number of a Firearm

  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime

Tesfaye was held in custody pending a bail hearing in Milton.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the 2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4777 ext. 2216.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers. "See something? Hear something? Know something? Contact Crime Stoppers" at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at


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